The Bosnia and Herzegovina hitman arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg during the January transfer window in 2011 and went on to become a favourite at the club as he popped up with a crucial equaliser in the dramatic finale against QPR to clinch the league title in the 2012-13 season.
However, last season the 29-year-old saw his first-team opportunities limited following the arrival of Wilfried Bony as he made just 11 starts in the league and scored four goals.
In a bid to play more regularly and with next summer’s European Championships in mind, Dzeko has decided to join Roma initially on-loan for the season and the option of turning it into a permanent deal lies with the Giallorossi.
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Judging by the reaction of some City fans on Twitter, Dzeko’s departure has been met with sadness:
Go through big Dzeko goals: Notts County, Blackburn, QPR, Hull, Palace, Everton and the rest. How do you replace instincts like that?
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) August 12, 2015
Edin Dzeko, well played my son — Ed Milligrams (@GaryCook95) August 12, 2015
@EdDzeko Thank You Edin. You will always be a City legend and I hope you come back one day. . Good luck with Roma ! You’re the best !
— rick (@ericity) August 12, 2015
— Walter Smith (@mancitysmith) August 12, 2015
— Payaso (@KolarovLeftFoot) August 12, 2015